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    Tall tires make for squirely ride?

    Can fat tires on a cross check make it a bit squirrel-y handling?

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    no

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    Quote Originally Posted by aBicycle View Post
    Can fat tires on a cross check make it a bit squirrel-y handling?
    Only for a squirrelly rider.
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    Anyone else hope this was about penny farthings?

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    If you had a 6 pack of Fat Tires on each side of the front rack and nothing out back, it might get squirrely.

    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Only for a squirrelly rider.
    Any advice on getting not squirrelly?

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    More info please. Tire and rim width, tire psi and rider weight too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aBicycle View Post
    Can fat tires on a cross check make it a bit squirrel-y handling?
    yes increase tire pressure

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    I'm running within 10-15 psi of the max.

    And they're marathon greenguards 47c

    Rim width is Outer width [mm] 23.6

    Weight probably around 170-185 (lower now)
    Last edited by aBicycle; 01-02-2013 at 07:25 PM.

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